UBC Life Sciences Joint Seminar Series

UBC Life Sciences

Joint Seminar Series

This new initiative is a partnership between the LSI, our three resident departments – Microbiology and Immunology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Cellular and Physiological Sciences – as well as our close collaborators, the Department of Zoology, and the Faculty of Dentistry. Together, our aim is to present a series of highly compelling and transdisciplinary seminars by world-class researchers. Join us in welcoming our fascinating lineup of speakers, and stay afterwards to socialize in the West Atrium!


September 2022


September 16, 2022 | 3-4 pm | LSC3 Via Zoom | 

“Adapting an evolutionary model organism for host-microbe studies”

Dr. Kat McMillan-McClellan
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology
University of Connecticut

Hosted by Dr. Carolina Tropini

Registration Link: https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YrcuyqqT0sHNy9GZBcZc_uAF_PDKPx4K0B 



“Innate immunity in bats: what can we learn to combat future pandemics”

Dr. Karen Mossman
Professor and Vice President Research
Department of Medicine
McMaster University

Hosted by Dr. Ninan Abraham


October 2022

October 7, 2022 | 3-4 pm | LSC3 |

“Using cryoEM to reveal sites of vulnerability for viral entry”

Dr. Matthew McCallum
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Veesler lab
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Washington

Hosted by Dr. Natalie Strynadka


October 14, 2022 | 3-4 pm | LSC3 | 


Dr. Nadine Caron
Northern Medical Program
University of Northern British Columbia

Hosted by Dr. Lindsay Rogers, Assistant Professor of Teaching, UBC Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


October 28, 2022 | 3-4 pm | LSC3 |


Dr. Khanh Dao Duc
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Associate member of the Departments of Computer Science and Zoology
University of British Columbia

Hosted by Dr. Mark Cembrowski


November 2022

November 10, 2022 | 3-4 pm | LSC2 |


Dr. Susan Shao
Associate Professor of Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School
Harvard University

Hosted by Dr. Hilla Weidberg


November 25, 2022 | 3-4 pm | LSC3 |


Dr. Zabrina Brumme
Faculty of Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University

Hosted by: the LSI Trainees Joint Seminar Committee